The Union County Electric Vehicles Infrastructure Study and new potential locations for Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers

The increase in EV sales means the charging network in Union County also needs to grow

Statewide increases in EV sales reflect federal and state purchase incentives and more competitive pricing, and this growth is expected to continue. Here in Union County, more are driving EVs and will need additional charging locations that are convenient for residents and the travelling public.

But where should the chargers be placed is the question addressed by this Study. Data and views from the public were collected and analyzed. And the results are discussed in the Final Report and illustrated in the specially prepared Interactive Map. By planning for more locations, Union County will be better positioned as EVs become more affordable and popular.

There are three levels of EV chargers. Level 1 charging is the slowest, least expensive and can run off existing household electrical outlets. Level 2 needs the type of outlet used by refrigerators and other heavy appliances. Level 3 or Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) requires a specially built power source. This study focused on publicly accessible Level 2 and Level 3 DCFC chargers.

This study has been funded by the County of Union and the NJTPA